The Missouri Clean Energy District has arranged for Missouri counties and municipalities to join the district with no cost of membership, liability or administrative burden. This is a unique approach, as other programs offering similar services can involve very high costs to implement local PACE programs.
The District seeks to make PACE funding available to every Missourian and in the most efficient manner. The Missouri PACE Act authorizes the Missouri Clean Energy District to provide access to unlimited funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on private property.
With the MCED PACE Program, Local Governments in Missouri may provide access to unlimited funding for energy-saving projects to citizens and businesses within their community. There is no cost and no liability to the sponsoring municipality. And, most importantly, NO public funds are used.
Benefits to Municipalities:
- Significant Job Creation and Retention
- Increased Tax, Permit and Sales Revenue
- No Costs or Credit Risk for Participating Municipalities
- Encourages Investment by Property Owners
- Improved Building and Housing Stock
- Increased Property Values
- Stabilization of Energy Costs for Constituents
- Source of revenue for County Collector’s office
Additionally, any Missouri municipality may apply for funding to improve their own municipal or public facilities.
Action Steps for Membership
Counties, cities and incorporated towns and villages in Missouri have the exciting opportunity to join the District and provide the benefits of PACE to their communities!
Local governments are struggling to maintain programs and services in difficult times. The benefit of our PACE program is that it does not require additional work load, budget impact or liability for local governments. The Board provides the necessary administrative functions so that communities have access to funding while avoiding the burden of running another new program. The Board has engaged an administrator to run day to day operations of the program.
The Clean Energy District also has engaged municipal counsel to produce specimen ordinances for the use of cities, towns and counties in authorizing District membership.
The specimen ordinance is available at no cost to municipalities who wish to join as a member of the District.
Please contact the Program Administrator or visit the HERO member web page to learn how your community can take action steps to join with the many others that are benefiting from project funding offered through the District. All legal work is provided by the District counsel and specimen ordinances or resolutions authorizing membership in the District will be provided upon request at no cost.
Communities may request a presentation of the PACE program by representatives of the District. Please contact us to arrange a presentation for your board, council or commission.